Boise Contemporary Theater Receives $30,000 Grant from Shubert Foundation
Boise Contemporary Theater announces a $30,000 grant from The Shubert Foundation to support the operations of the Company. This is the largest gift ever granted to BCT by the Foundation.
BCT recently announced their nineteenth season of professional contemporary theater, which will include the Tony Nominated play VENUS IN FUR by David Ives, as well as four World Premiere Productions.
The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation's Board of Directors believes that the most effective way to encourage the artistic process is by providing the general operating support that reinforces the structure that nurtures its development.
The Shubert Foundation was established in 1945 in New York City by Lee and J.J. Shubert in memory of their brother Sam, and is the sole shareholder of The Shubert Organization, Inc., which currently owns/operates 21 theatres: 17 on Broadway, one Off-Broadway theatre (The Little Shubert), and one each in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC The Shubert Archive, a working repository of more than six million theatrical documents and related items, operates under The Shubert Foundation aegis.
Matthew Cameron Clark, BCT Artistic Director says, "It's such a profound honor for the work we do at BCT to be recognized by The Shubert Foundation. This funding will have a direct impact on that work going forward, including premiering new plays and training young theater artists. I am so grateful for their support."